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Yin-Yang MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Yin-Yang
Tree Number(s)
I01.076.201.450.654.558.520.967
K01.752.967
Unique ID
D016709
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D016709
Annotation
yang exuberance syndrome can go here, defic syndromes: index YIN DEFICIENCY or YANG DEFICIENCY: see notes there
Scope Note
In Chinese philosophy and religion, two principles, one negative, dark, and feminine (yin) and one positive, bright, and masculine (yang), from whose interaction all things are produced and all things are dissolved. As a concept the two polar elements referred originally to the shady and sunny sides of a valley or a hill but it developed into the relationship of any contrasting pair: those specified above (female-male, etc.) as well as cold-hot, wet-dry, weak-strong, etc. It is not a distinct system of thought by itself but permeates Chinese life and thought. A balance of yin and yang is essential to health. A deficiency of either principle can manifest as disease. (Encyclopedia Americana)
Previous Indexing
Medicine, Chinese Traditional (1968-1991)
See Also
Qi
Yang Deficiency
Yin Deficiency
Public MeSH Note
92
History Note
92
Date Established
1992/01/01
Date of Entry
1991/02/11
Revision Date
2009/07/06

Allowable Qualifiers
Yin-Yang Preferred
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